Vulcans on Parade

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Vulcans on Parade is an art installation consisting of 20 individually painted fiberglass replicas of Birmingham's Vulcan statue. The project, which debuted in August 2015, was designed to highlight the area's visitor attractions.

It was conceived by the 2015 class of Project Corporate Leadership and executed in partnership with the Vulcan Park & Museum, the BJCC, the Birmingham Museum of Art, Railroad Park, the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, corporate sponsors, and invited artists.

The planning team included Chris Cooper, Wade Cox, Leslie Dobbs, Ashley Stuckey and Justin Drummond. They contracted Nebraska-based fabricator Icon Poly to produce the 100-pound, 8-foot tall blank statues which were then delivered to the individual artists to be decorated. After painting and sealing, the works were installed at various sites around the city.

The first two statues, installed in 2015, constituted the first phase of the project. The cost for the first phase, including $9,000 for producing the mold and furnishing the first two castings, was underwritten by sponsors including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Brasfield & Gorrie, Vulcan Materials and Protective Life.

The two phase one statues are intended to remain on permanent display. A second phase with as many as 18 additional statues is planned, depending on support from sponsors.

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References

  • "'Vulcans on Parade' to Celebrate Birmingham's History and Cultural Institutions". (n. d.) Project Corporate Leadership
  • Whitley, Carla Jean (August 26, 2015) "Casting vision: Vulcans on Parade to draw attention to city attractions." The Birmingham News
  • Songer, Joe (November 9, 2016) "Three new miniature "Vulcans on Parade" statues unveiled today at Vulcan Park." The Birmingham News
  • "Birmingham's Vulcan" (Winter/Spring 2018) Nuts & Bolts. Vulcan Park and Museum annual report.

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